The social network graveyard: https://gizmodo.com/why-these-social-networks-failed-so-badly-1836996164
Some of these were pretty big. There is hope yet.
The article presupposes that Facebook's financial power, scale and omnipotence is the measure of success. Whereas I would argue that these features are the very reasons for concern.
I wasn't aware of half of those social networks, let alone used any of them.
@fitheach Me neither. I've always been slow to jump on the bandwagon. Usually by the time I get involved they are half way to obsolesence.
I completely missed the bandwangon for those social sites mentioned in the article. Though, perhaps, I should say avoided, rather than missed.
The Fediverse has been my only journey into social networking, and I'm glad.
@jamie they’re missing LiveJournal.
@len I think it's still going. Big in Russia!
@jamie MySpace is still going too, but it's on there. LiveJournal is dead except for Russians and people on ohnotheydidnt, and it had millions of users worldwide at its height.
@len I never used LiveJournal, but from reading abut it now it seems like it was probably one of the better ones.
@jamie the communities on there were great. Subreddits and Facebook groups killed off their use/need, but they're not on par quality-wise, at least for my interests. It's a shame.
One day I’ll write something interesting here. That day is not today.